Thursday, January 12, 2012

Here Comes The Sun....

I can't get this song out of my head ever since I watched my daughter take her ballet class on Wendesday and I found out it was the song for her classes' portion of the recital in June.  As annoying as it is to have it stuck in my head, it is very approriate as I am heading to Phoenix tomorrow where I hope to find that sun!  Of course I won't arrive until after sunset so I guess I will have to get my first dose of the sun on Saturday morning!

This weekend I will be running the Rock N' Roll Arizona 1/2 Marathon in Phoenix, Arizona.
State #8
While I am looking forward to running a 1/2 marathon in warmer weather and knocking out my 1/2 marathon for January I am very bummed because my best friend , Deb, won't be there with me.  She called me last week and asked me to come and help her out with her kids because she was in severe pain.  Long story short, she is sick and may need to have her gallbladder removed.  She is having a test done tomorrow morning that will determine the next step in her journey to being fully recovered and back to "normal."  Sadly, she is unable to fly or run 13.1 miles which means Arizona is no longer an option for her.  I will miss her dearly but I will run the best race I can in her honor.
Deb and I in Vegas before seeing Garth Brooks
If you remember back to Rock N' Roll Vegas, Nikki was unable to join us and we decided we would have to go back to Vegas with her next year so she could check Nevada off the list in our quest to run a 1/2 marathon in all 50 states.  Nikki will in fact be in Phoenix this weekend to tackle her next state.  Of course when I talked with Deb we decided that we would have to do both Vegas and Phoenix again next year so Nikki can make up Nevada and Deb can make up Arizona.  The other reason we have to do both again next year is so Deb and Nikki can qualify for the Desert Double Down Medal.  After I cross the finish line on Sunday I will receive my Desert Double Down Medal but don't think for a minute that I won't be with both Deb and Nikki next year at both races!!  
Double Down Medal
Deb, Nikki, and I at Rock N' Roll Philly
I don't really have any time goals for Sunday as I plan to play it by ear.  I guess we will see what happens!

Keep running, you're simply the best, and you inspire me!!


  1. I hope the race went well (or maybe it's tomorrow, in which case I hope you rock it then)! Can't wait to hear the recap. :)

  2. So sorry about your friend. Thats such a bummer when that kind of stuff happens. Hope she gets better.